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For NY Times: Dayshalee Salamán makes the Olympics

For NY Times: Dayshalee Salamán makes the Olympics

Erika P. Rodriguez
Photographer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico
For one of my first assignments during the lockdown last year I met Dayshalee Salamán, aka Dinamita, who was recovering from a serious knee injury. 

The halt of life during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic gave Dayshalee the chance to recover in time for the Tokyo Games this year, getting to represent Puerto Rico in the Olympics – a first for the women's basketball team.

Dayshalee did physical therapy at her grandmother's home in Carolina, P.R., and posed for a portrait in a basketball court nearby.

You can see the full story here:

'When the Olympics Delay Gets You to the Games'
The yearlong postponement of the Olympics let some athletes recover enough from injuries for another shot at the Games.



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Updated Jul 2021
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